Walnut Creek Junior-Senior High School

Educational / New York

Walnut Creek School is an abandoned school in upstate New York.

The actual name of the location has been modified to protect the location as much as possible from vandalism.

History

The first classes in Walnut Creek were held in a one-room schoolhouse on Main Street circa 1823 and later replaced by a two-story building in the early 1860s. 1 The town’s first dedicated grade school opened on Babcock Avenue in 1897.

The local school board purchased land for a junior-and-senior high school on Main Street in 1916 and construction of the new Walnut Creek Junior-Senior High School began in 1920. 1 The new gymnasium opened to the public during a boys basketball game on December 22, 1921, while the new school was finished until mid-January 1922. 2

A much larger high school was built on the outskirts of Walnut Creek in 1958-60 and the former building was repurposed for grades three through six until the 1970s. 1 3


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Sources

  1. Our Village’s History.” Village of Silver Creek, 11 Jun. 2002.
  2. “High School News.” Silver Creek News, 4 Jan. 1922, p. 1.
  3. “Monstrosity on Main Street.” Observer [Dunkirk], 19 Jul. 2016.